Dawn and Matt had their divorce pretrial hearing yesterday. If they hadn't reached agreement on all items of the settlement, their case would have gone to trial.
But they had agreed. And both attorneys finally had documents that, while not mirror images, didn't prevent closure. The final decree was issued today.
Six months, start to finish.
While both Dawn and Matt had moved on toward lives with the kids but without each other, now they can officially, legally, go forward as individuals, not half of a couple.
The other shoe has finally dropped. Now Dawn can head out in a new shoe that doesn't pinch and whose stride promotes happy feet with each step forward.